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La Celestina (1996)

The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

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Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
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Celestina (as Terele Pavez)
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Areusa (as Maribel Verdu)
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Pármeno (as Jordi Molla)
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Carlos Fuentes ...
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Alisa (as Ana Lizaran)
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Centurio (as Angel de Andres Lopez)
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Pleberio (as Lluis Homar)
Ana Risueño ...
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Rodrigo García ...
Crito (as Rodrigo Garcia)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold. Both servants are not satisfied with the whores supplied by Celestina and demand more from her, thus setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Written by Will Gilbert

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8 November 1996 (Spain)  »

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ESP 250,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Carmen Maura was the first choice for the title role of Celestina See more »

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Version of La Celestina (1983) See more »

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Suite española: Folías
By Gaspar Sanz
Arrangements by Narciso Yepes
Performed by Narciso Yepes
(C) Unión Musical Ediciones, S.L.
Permission by PolyGram Ibérica
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Not that bad.
26 July 1999 | by (Málaga, Spain) – See all my reviews

If you like Penélope Cruz or Juan Diego Botto, don't ever watch this film. Possibly it is their worst interpretation. But La Celestina is more than these two players. All the supporting actors and actresses make a really good job, and it is always a pleasure to see Terele Pávez playing. The setting is good, the dresses are quite correct and the adaptation of this difficult book (novel or theater play or whatever the critics decide it will be) is, at least, acceptable.


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